Ceftaroline Side Effects

In clinical studies, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are some of the most commonly reported problems associated with ceftaroline. While side effects with this antibiotic tend to be minor and easy to treat, serious reactions can also occur. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop problems like watery or bloody diarrhea, seizures, or difficulty breathing.


An Introduction to Side Effects of Ceftaroline

Just like any medicine, ceftaroline fosamil (Teflaro®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ceftaroline. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Ceftaroline Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of ceftaroline are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an overdose, such as:
    • Seizures
    • Coma
    • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea, which may start while using the drug or even quite a while after treatment ends
  • Signs of hemolytic anemia, such as:
    • Pale skin
    • Fatigue
    • Weakness
    • Red- or brown-colored urine
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Redness of the face
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.

Ceftaroline Medication Information

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